We are delighted to welcome the new Gardens Trust blog written by David Marsh, who is a Gardens Trust trustee and co-chair of the Education and Events Committee.
Some of you will know that he has been writing a weekly blog for the Parks & Gardens UK site since 2013. As Parks & Gardens UK have transferred to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust and will be overhauling their website, he has decided to move his blog to the Gardens Trust website.
To read his Gardens Trust blog click here. If you would like to follow the blog, joining the many people who already look forward every Saturday morning to reading his entertaining and informative articles about garden history, just go to the blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address to follow the Gardens Trust blog.
David’s latest piece is Repton through the window…, which looks at Repton’s very decided views about the design of windows and conservatories, including his concern to disguise “the ugly shape of a slanting roof of glass”, the importance of gilt window frames and how difficult it is “to make the glass roof of a conservatory architectural , whether Grecian or Gothic.” The piece has over 20 illustrations and draws on examples from houses including Barningham Hall, Dyrham Park, Plas Newydd, and Woburn…Read more
The blog includes articles on Individual houses, gardens and landscapes; Gardeners and garden designers; Flowers, plants and trees; Animals in the garden, Garden technology and buildings; Garden Design; Gardens and art/literature and General garden history and conservation. Recent topics include the theatricality of Repton’s Red Books, painter and plantsman William Caparne, the garden at Cotehele in the rain, the history of Japanese Knotweed and much, much more.